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Top News: Crime

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Bangkok - Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

Drug crime concern mounts on Paris metro

Paris - Unions representing staff on the Paris metro staged strikes on Friday to denounce rising crime linked to crack and heroin use on the network.

Seven years' jail for man who sold gun to Munich mass killer

Munich - A German court jailed a man for seven years Friday for supplying a pistol to a teenager who killed nine people in a 2016 rampage at a Munich shopping centre.

Croupier and guard arrested over $6m Macau casino heist

Hong Kong - Police in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau have arrested a croupier and a security guard over a massive casino heist where almost HK$48 million ($6 million) in gaming chips were stolen from a VIP room.

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Chicago - Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the "scars" left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct.

Siberian teen wounds six in school axe attack

Moscow - A teenage boy injured six people, five of them minors, in an axe attack in a Siberian classroom on Friday, local authorities said, days after 15 were injured in a knife fight at another Russian school.

France's 'Black Widow' gets 22-year jail term

Nice - A French woman dubbed the "Black Widow of the Riviera" was jailed for 22-years Thursday for poisoning four wealthy elderly men, two of whom died.

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

Riverside - A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

London - British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.

Mother-daughter polio team shot dead in Pakistan: police

Quetta - A mother and daughter polio vaccination team were gunned down Thursday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta as they were immunizing children, police said, the latest deaths in the country's long campaign against the disease.

Poland jails Belarussians who stripped naked at Auschwitz

Warsaw - A Polish court on Wednesday jailed the organisers of an anti-war stunt that saw a dozen people strip naked last year at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau before one of them slaughtered a lamb.

Serbia arrests 3 Australians for cocaine smuggling

Belgrade - Serbian police said Wednesday they have arrested three Australians and a Lebanese national in an operation to dismantle an international cocaine trafficking ring.

Bulgarian trial begins over deadly 2012 Israeli bombing

Sofia - Two men allegedly linked to Lebanon's Hezbollah movement went on trial in absentia in Bulgaria on Wednesday over a deadly bomb attack on Israeli tourists in July 2012.

Tough recovery ahead after California siblings 'ordeal'

Perris - Thirteen malnourished siblings confined by their parents in a suburban California home -- three of them chained to the furniture -- face a difficult road to recovery, police said Tuesday, as investigators struggled to piece together what fueled the sh...

Canadian ex-Afghan captive remains jailed awaiting hearing

Ottawa - A Canadian who was charged with sexual assault and making death threats after returning to Canada from captivity in Afghanistan will remain in custody after his bail hearing was postponed Monday.

7 French prison guards hurt in new Islamist convict attack

Mont-de-marsan - Seven French prison officers were hurt when an Islamist convict attacked them as he resisted a search, while guards resumed a strike Tuesday demanding better security in jails nationwide.

Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist's murder

Stockholm - Danish prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged inventor Peter Madsen with last year's murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on his homemade submarine.

Bangkok brothel raid sparks bribery, trafficking probe

Bangkok - Five Thai policemen and a human trafficking official are under investigation for allegedly receiving free services from a Bangkok massage parlour accused of coercing underage girls into the sex trade, authorities said Monday.

India police investigate brutal rape, murder of two teenagers

New Delhi - Indian police said Monday they were investigating the gang rape and murder of two teenage girls whose mutilated bodies were found just hours apart in a state bordering New Delhi.
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